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  • The country of Australia is highlighted on this map. The country's capital, Canberra, and Queensland city of Cairns are called out.
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    Mother arrested in deaths of 8 children in Australia, police say

    (CNN) — The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a house in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday morning. The 37-year-old woman is under police guard at a hospital and in stable condition, he said at a news conference. The discovery of the bodies added to a traumatic week for Australia after a deadly hostage-taking in Sydney. Police said they were called […]

  • Caption:	This is a Smart Car accident in Washington DC with a lot of front end damage and deployed airbags. It is also a Car2Go go vehicle.
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    Chrysler expands recall to 3.3 million vehicles

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Under pressure from federal regulators, Chrysler will expand a recall of cars and trucks equipped with Takata airbags. It will now replace driver’s-side airbags in 3.3 million older-model vehicles worldwide, including 2.9 million in the U.S. Ten automakers, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, have recalled cars and trucks with Tataka airbags because of fears the airbags can explode and send shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Chrysler emphasized that it is not aware of any problems with the […]

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    President Obama’s year-end message: North Korea, Cuba, and Congress

    WASHINGTON, D.C. ¬†(CNN) — ¬†President Barack Obama said that “really concrete, practical” law enforcement reforms will result from a review his administration is currently producing, and sounded an optimistic tone about preventing deaths like Michael Brown’s in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner’s in New York City in the future. “What I don’t think is always captured in our political debates is, the vast majority of people are just trying to do the right thing. And people are basically good and […]

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    CDC: Dozens of Americans infected with Listeria after eating caramel apples

    (CNN) – A sweet treat that is popular around the holidays has put dozens of people at risk in multiple states. At least four people have died after eating caramel apples that may have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 people have become infected with the deadly bacterium in 10 different states. Of the 28 people who have become ill, nine patients were pregnant. Experts say pregnant women are 10 times […]

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    Video: Santa gets knocked out by bear

    SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS, Calif. – This bear may getting coal in his stocking this year. He checks out this stuffed Santa, then knocks him to the ground. Photographer Robert Martinez put the toy Santa in Big Dalton Canyon, California just to see how wild animals would react. Martinez says the recording made him laugh out loud. Watch the video above of Santa’s bear encounter. See a mistake? Report a typo here.    

  • The final episode of "The Colbert Report" aired Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014 on Comedy Central. The show, hosted by Stephen Colbert, first aired on Oct. 17, 2005.

    ‘The Colbert Report’ finale: Stephen Colbert signs off with a song

    (CNN) — For his final show, Stephen Colbert went out with a bang and a song. The Comedy Central host aired his last episode of “The Colbert Report” on Thursday as he prepares to take over David Letterman’s “The Late Show” in 2015. “If this is your first time tuning in to ‘The Colbert Report,’ I have some terrible news,” Colbert announced during the finale. “This in fact is your last time tuning in to ‘The Colbert Report.’ Until 10 […]

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    Killer meatloaf? Lawsuit claims couple died after tainted meal at restaurant chain

    (CNN) — The children of an elderly West Virginia couple who passed away months apart in late 2012 and early 2013 are blaming their deaths on a restaurant chain’s meatloaf. Children blame death of parents on Bob Evans meatloaf: suit http://t.co/wnuYmlSJI2 pic.twitter.com/k1B26NUI6A — WGN TV News (@WGNNews) December 19, 2014 Mark and Ann Starcher say a tainted meal that their parents shared from a local Bob Evans restaurant in October 2012 made them so “violently ill” that it ultimately led […]

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    10-year-old handcuffed after family friend arrested on drug charges

    Middletown, CT (WTIC) — A young girl was put in handcuffs when a family friend she was with was arrested in Middletown. Kenneth Ford, 27, of Middletown, is a friend of the girl’s mother and was helping drive the fifth grader to basketball practice. According to the arraignment report from the Middletown Police Department, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, the department’s narcotics unit tried to serve Ford, a convicted felon, with an active arrest warrant. The warrant was for a separate […]

  • A woman in Colfax, California won an abandoned storage locker with a $40 dollar bid. Once inside, she and her son found an ottoman sealed with tape. Inside the ottoman police found two small bodies.

    Gruesome discovery: Small bodies inside abandoned storage locker

    COLFAX, Calif. (CNN) — When Regina Zimmer bid $40 on an abandoned storage unit in Colfax, California, near Sacramento, all she did before the purchase was look at the unit from the outside and hope to find something valuable. But after going through the contents and coming upon a storage ottoman, tape-sealed and with a “fragile” sticker on top, she “had a feeling it wasn’t something good.” Zimmer, who went through the unit with her son in November, told CNN […]

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    Woman bearing the name of man’s ex-girlfriend gets free world trip

    (CNN) — Jordan Axani planned to travel around the world with his girlfriend Elizabeth Gallagher, until they broke up. Now, he’ll embark on Sunday on the circumnavigation with Elizabeth Gallagher. WATCH: Toronto man chooses Cole Harbour woman for round-the-world trip – http://t.co/fIZle52tsU pic.twitter.com/kEvYSK0kek — Global Calgary (@GlobalCalgary) December 18, 2014 No need for a double-take: The name may be the same, but the person answering to it isn’t. Axani had booked his-and-her airline tickets in his name — and his […]

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    ‘An unspeakable crime’ — Eight children found dead at home in Australia

    (CNN) — Eight children, the youngest of them only 18 months old, have been found dead at a suburban home in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns in a case that the country’s Prime Minister has called “an unspeakable crime.” Eight children as young as 18 months 'stabbed to death' in Australian home http://t.co/osY9muEoWp pic.twitter.com/D6kEtDSLx5 — The Independent (@Independent) December 19, 2014 A woman who the police believe is the mother of the seven of the children is in a […]